Open Thread – Saturday, 18 March 2023

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  1. mh says:

    Australians need to understand this

    Tucker: Why don’t they want this war to end?

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  2. Shy Ted says:

    Compass on the GayBC

    The story of former socialite and high flyer Glen-Marie Frost who has suddenly become homeless in her 60s, joining the swelling ranks of women over 50 with nowhere to live

    After marrying 2 multi millionaires but leaving with nothing GMF, whose main skills seem to have been drinking cocktails and wearing expensive dresses finds she can’t pay the rent on her lavish accommodation. Luckily Helen Coonan, and then a series of high flying friends like Michael Yabsley offer her accommodation in a series of palatial granny flats on their properties where she outstays her welcome. On one occasion, between such largesse, she has to sleep in her car for 2 days. “She needs a job” say her wealthy friends who parachute her into a job selling real estate, where she sells zero properties and is ousted. She has a sore knee and finds to her shock that she doesn’t have private health cover and has to wait four!!! months!!! for surgery (which seems pretty quick compared to the rest of us with knackered knees) after which she goes on the public housing waiting list and in only four!!! months!!! lands a little flat and is invited into to participate in voluntary work where she gets to interview other wymmins, who weren’t socialites, they just got old, who have fallen on hard times and tries to help them into accomodation.
    The interview with the GayBC took place in a lavish apartment with ornate curios, fine furniture and other luxuries where she seemed quite at home. I’m presuming this is pretty standard for the unfortunate homeless wymmins.
    Well worth the 30 minutes I spent saying “good grief” and “for Pete’s sake” watching it.

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  3. Shy Ted says:

    Secret release of the Abistocracy’ The Voice opinions on the impact of mining, agriculture, fishing, beach use, looking at Ayers Rock, driving in the outback, going to the bottle shop, flying interstate, cooking with gas, putting juvenile criminals into detention, being uncomfortable with Welcome To Country ceremonies and thinking Smoking Ceremonies are a wink –

    “Can’t do that, it’ll drive actual blackfellas to drink”

    Which is why we must vote Yes.

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  4. mh says:

    Linked by Shy Ted

    Six weeks’ paid Gender Affirmation Leave to be introduced at Suncorp Group
    NEWS 3 MARCH 2023

    Coinciding with the celebrations of World Pride Week, Suncorp is excited to announce it is introducing paid Gender Affirmation Leave, alleviating some of the biggest practical barriers to employees affirming their gender.

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  5. Shy Ted says:

    I do like the show Frasier but I’ve always been a bit perplexed by the theme song “Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs”. For some reason I Brave’d it. The various sites explain it similarly. Except for Urban Dictionary.
    The screenshots on Brave are always excellent.

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  6. mh says:

    Piers Morgan: “Do you think you could beat Biden?”

    “I think so,” DeSantis replied.

    When press by Morgan if he would definitively run, Desantis replied, “I haven’t made a final decision on it.”

    “I’ve told people that I’ve got a lot to do over the next few months in Florida. We’re gonna put a lot of points on the board,” he said. “And then we’ll see how the dust settles after that, but I can tell you a lot of people realize the country is not going in the right direction and believe that what we’ve been able to do in Florida, if we can apply that nationally, we can get America back on track and back on our foundations.”

    “And so, I take that very seriously, it’s humbling that people have come to me and asked me to do it or urged me to do it. So, stay tuned,” he added.

    Morgan teased: “That sounds like almost a yes…”

    “It’s a stay tuned!” DeSantis asserted.

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  7. Old bloke says:

    Russia reacts to the UK’s announcement that they are sending depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine.

    Depleted uranium to Ukraine. Putin, Russia forced to react. Lavrov, this will end badly for UK. U/1

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  8. mh says:

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Just as radical Dems are indicting Trump & destroying the fabric of our nation with their Police State tactics, DeSantis pathetically runs to the liberal media on orders from his RINO establishment owners to attack my father.

    He’s exposing himself as 100% Controlled Opposition!

    Trump links to the Piers Morgan article, NY Post.

    So the same guy that his father has repeatedly given exclusive interviews to.

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  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    It’s Dr Thunberg actually –

    Faculty of Theology to confer eight honorary doctorates on 9 June 2023

    A small reward for one of their puppets on a string.
    And now for another ultimate ultimatum.

    IPCC climate scientists issue ‘a survival guide for humanity’,
    warning window closing to reduce emissions

    The world’s climate scientists have issued what one expert says is a “final warning” before global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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  10. kaysee kaysee says:

    Trump links to the Piers Morgan article, NY Post.

    So the same guy that his father has repeatedly given exclusive interviews to.

    Compare the pair.

    DeSantis the Traitor vs Trump the hero

    A month or so ago, there was a similar smear effort about DeSantis’ positive comments on Paul Ryan, years ago. But no mention of Trump’s similar views on Ryan.

    Powerline has an article with this intro:

    In an interview with Piers Morgan that will be broadcast on Thursday, Ron DeSantis finally takes aim at Donald Trump. Until yesterday, he had remained silent in the face of Trump’s usually childish attacks on him. No more: Morgan provides a preview:

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  11. kaysee kaysee says:

    This Rivers of Blood speech was delivered by Enoch Powell in 1968.

    For making a reference to this speech, a preacher has been cancelled from filming a program to be telecast on GB News on Easter Sunday.

    Who cancelled whom? And why?

    Calvin Robinson is an Anglican deacon who preaches about the teachings of Christ. He is of mixed-race heritage with his father’s family from Jamaica/Nigeria. A few months ago, he wrote an article that referenced the Enoch Powell speech. Robinson is critical of diversity, immigration, critical race theory. He holds conservative views on marriage, sexuality, gender, abortion and race.

    The article he wrote was
    Why Enoch was Right

    For this he has been cancelled by a Ccatholic choir who complained to the priest about Calvin’s views calling them homophobic and hateful.

    It is the so-called catholic choir and the priest and monsignor are the ones who are wrong. Deacon Calvin Robinson has been cancelled because he is unwoke. He is a defender of the Bible and Christian teachings. Were there some qwerty singers who got him cancelled?

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  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    Here’s more on the story
    Mixed-race presenter axed for opinions on homosexuality and diversity

    Three people who support the Enoch Powell article are all non-white, immigrants.
    Calvin Robinson, Raheem Kassam, and the article writer, Jules Gomes
    Their lives would be so much better if they just thought with their skin colour and supported the woke view: diversity, immigration, critical race theory.

    An opinion piece on the incident.
    Newton’s Law: Faux Apologia for Canceling Calvin

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  13. mh says:

    …And in a series of jabs at his likely biggest Republican nominee rival, DeSantis slammed Trump over his character failings, chaotic leadership style, and for his handling of the COVID pandemic — especially in keeping controversial health chief Dr. Anthony Fauci in his post helping to run the White House Coronavirus Taskforce.

    Trump even awarded a presidential commendation medal to Fauci in one of his last acts as president.

    When I asked DeSantis to cite specific differences between him and Trump, he said: “Well I think there’s a few things. The approach to COVID was different. I would have fired somebody like Fauci. I think he got way too big for his britches, and I think he did a lot of damage.”

    DeSantis also slammed Trump’s chaotic, self-obsessed, and divisive management style, saying: “I also think just in terms of my approach to leadership, I get personnel in the Government who have the agenda of the people and share our agenda. You bring your own agenda in you’re gone. We’re just not gonna have that. So, the way we run the Government I think is no daily drama, focus on the big picture and put points on the board and I think that’s something that’s very important.”

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  14. kaysee kaysee says:


    Russia to use Chinese yuan instead of US dollars to settle trade with Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

    Why is that happening?

    Some clues here and here.

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  15. mh says:

    Video has emerged showing LGBTQ protesters pleading with police to be escorted to safety as they are surrounded by hundreds of people outside a church where One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham was speaking in Sydney’s south-west.

    About 15 members of the Community Action for Rainbow Rights group were outside St Michael’s Church in Belfield where Latham was holding an event on Tuesday night.

    The event had been promoted by the church as a community forum on religious freedom and parental rights with Latham as the keynote speaker. The protesters said they were opposing the One Nation leader’s policies on the trans community.

    Two people have since been charged by police.

    In the footage, protesters call out “we are leaving” repeatedly to the group of hundreds.

    As the group presses closer one man can be seen punching the head of a protester as police bring the Rainbow Rights protesters into a circle, telling them to “close your eyes”…

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  16. kaysee kaysee says:

    Global Warming – Special edition





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  17. mh says:

    (America and Russia WILL GO TO WAR) September 9, 1981 (D)

    Louis Farrakhan


    “Europe, he said, is going to be the graveyard. Germany is going to be totally and completely destroyed … The messenger also said any of you that go into this war on the side of America, you may go over but very few will return”.

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  18. mh says:

    The Age

    US President to address Parliament in May

    Good grief.

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  19. mh says:

    UK inflation rate breaks 3-month stretch of declines with surprise rise to 10.4%

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  20. mh says:

    We have a ‘dangerous’ situation with Russia and China: Newt Gingrich

    Fox News


    The excellent comments tell the rest of the story.

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  21. mh says:

    Bob Carr

    People want ‘assurance’ Australia wouldn’t ‘plunge’ into a war between US and China

    Sky News Australia

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  22. Eyrie says:

    So, the way we run the Government I think is no daily drama, focus on the big picture and put points on the board and I think that’s something that’s very important.

    Just another politician promising business as usual.

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  23. mh says:

    I had a look at The Sun to see if they were covering the UK’s double digit inflation print.

    Didn’t see anything, but they have this headline

    BEASTS FROM THE EAST Xi tells Putin ‘change is coming after 100yr wait’ in most ominous threat to West yet following ‘nuke collision’ warning

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  24. mh says:

    Moscow vlog: explore the world’s longest metro line


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  25. mh says:

    Bellingcat Journo Uses AI to Fantasize About Trump Getting Arrested Before His Crying Family

    Chris Menahan
    Mar. 21, 2023

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  26. mh says:

    Pic: Serious injuries as ship topples over at Leith dock in Edinburgh

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  27. mh says:

    How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win

    #1 New York Times Bestseller

    Peter Schweizer says that, in a quarter-century as an investigative journalist, this is the scariest investigation he has ever conducted.

    That the Chinese government seeks to infiltrate American institutions is hardly surprising. What is wholly new, however, are the number of American elites who are eager to help the Chinese dictatorship in its quest for global hegemony.

    Presidential families, Silicon Valley gurus, Wall Street high rollers, Ivy League universities, even professional athletes—all willing to sacrifice American strength and security on the altar of personal enrichment.

    In Red-Handed, six-time New York Times bestselling investigator Peter Schweizer presents his most alarming findings to date by revealing the secret deals wealthy Americans have cut to help China build its military, technological, and economic might. Equally as astonishing, many of these elites quietly believe the Chinese dictatorial regime is superior to American democracy.

    Schweizer and his team of forensic investigators spent over a year scouring a massive trove of global corporate records and legal filings to expose the hidden transactions China’s enablers hoped would never see the light of day. And as Schweizer’s past bombshells like Profiles in Corruption, Secret Empires, and Clinton Cash all made clear, there are bad actors on both ends of the political spectrum.

    Exhaustively researched, crisply told, and chilling, Red-Handed will expose the nexus of power between the Chinese government and the American elites who do its bidding.

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  28. mh says:

    US Fed raises rates by 0.25% as expected.

    Dow falls over 500 points.

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  29. Shy Ted says:

    This is very strange.
    As with all things on TV it’s an ad for Immediate Connect but I haven’t a clue whether it’s a ponzi or crypto scam or maybe all the commenters are bots but you just can’t make oodles of dosh by putting a few hundred $ with some traders.

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  30. mh says:

    Independent senator Lidia Thorpe has been thrown to the ground by police, after trying to crash an anti-trans rally attended by One Nation and United Australia Party senators out the front of Parliament House.

    GIF on front page of the Age.

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  31. JohnJJJ says:

    Great story in the Oz about Melbourne Fashion week. One of the gals was wearing a dress (is that what you call it?) with الله يمشي معي written all over it ( Allah walks with me) and the ire of Islam has come down on them. Unlike this link, the Oz had an un-blurred photo. So we’ll see if the Oz has now offended the effendi. Of course the designer and the festival director have profusely apologized to the world of Islam. Again it is Salaam – it means ‘submit’. My money is on Islam to win every time.

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  32. Old bloke says:

    This is very strange.

    Very strange indeed. The link purports to be a news article from the ABC, yet there’s no record of this article on the ABC website. It also mentions that the “Bank of Australia” tried to shutdown the broadcast, but there isn’t a “Bank of Australia”. There is a Bank Australia (no “of”) which was a Melbourne credit union.

    You can read a similar story here SPECIAL REPORT: Richard Wilkins’ Latest Investment Has The Government And Big Banks Terrified but here are differences in the storyline. The Time Business News article states that it was a Richard Wilkins / Waleed Aly interview, and that it was the National Australia Bank which tried to block the broadcast.

    It sounds like a ponzi pyramid scheme, keep your $375 in your pocket.

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  33. kaysee kaysee says:

    He thought he was she and tried to become and live as a she when he was a he. The society he lived in did not identify it as a mental illness – they were too busy being woke and virtue-signalling their wokeness.

    Was all that “support” responsible for the end result?

    The Tragic Death Of A United Airlines Flight Attendant

    Kayleigh Scott, a beloved United Airlines flight attendant and human being, has tragically died via suicide…

    Scott became a poster child for United’s DEI model and was a prominent figure on the company’s social media pages. When Scott underwent gender transition, United not only supported the process, but made her a leading figure online:

    From the comments:

    1/ His COUNTRY did not fail him, His SOCIETY did. We allowed (or improperly diagnosed) a troubled boy. We encouraged someone with mental illness that he was normal.

    2/ Fact: Gender Dysphoria is a mental health condition.

    Would you agree with your anorexic friend that they are overweight / fat / in need of stomach stapling?

    Would you agree with a schizophrenic that their hallucinations are real not imagined?

    3/ Maybe he’d still be alive if the airline would have gotten him the mental health treatment he clearly needed instead of sacrificing him on the alter of LGBTQXYZ.

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  34. kaysee kaysee says:

    While the West is losing its values and way, there are some African officials and leaders who will not bow to current western trends.

    1/an African official

    …is courageous enough to challenge the ideological neocolonialism of the Western funding machines. They keep trying to buy our values, but our values are NOT for sale. Well done honorable deputy speaker!

    2/Togolese bishops refuse Catholic funeral for freemason grand master

    Bishops say that Freemasonry is incompatible with the Catholic faith and that the Masonic conception of revelation is not in harmony with the Lord’s teaching on the self-revelation of God

    3/Nigerian law

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  35. kaysee kaysee says:

    Bob Brown is still confused about climate change. He is pressuring the Greens to dismiss Safeguard Mechanism. I hope he succeeds and the Greenies don’t support Labor, so its climate-whatever-plan fails. Which saves the country from a calamity.

    Green Brown is talking about science – which science?

    MIT Professor of Meteorology
    confirming there is little evidence of man-made climate change

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  36. Cold-Hands says:

    As with all things on TV it’s an ad for Immediate Connect but I haven’t a clue whether it’s a ponzi or crypto scam or maybe all the commenters are bots but you just can’t make oodles of dosh by putting a few hundred $ with some traders.

    The smart money is on Ponzi scheme or out-and-out scam.

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  37. kaysee kaysee says:

    In March 2023, OECD analysis and NewsCorp is telling us what we had already worked out, at least two years ago.

    Swedish freedom ‘best way on Covid’: study

    Australia recorded relatively more ‘excess deaths’ during the Covid-19 pandemic than Sweden, which chose not to lock down its populations, new analysis from the OECD reveals.

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  38. kaysee kaysee says:

    Make it about the feelz.

    Prime Minister Anthony Albanese reveals wording of Voice to Parliament referendum question in emotional display

    He revealed the question would read: A proposed law to alter the constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

    “That’s the question before the Australian people. Nothing more, but nothing less,” Mr Albanese said.

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  39. kaysee kaysee says:




    Tatu **

    (** JohnJJJ, in reply to comment at 1.50pm)

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  40. JohnJJJ says:

    The smart money is on Ponzi scheme or out-and-out scam.
    If all this mob are making money without creating value then someone is losing it. Just the law of nature ( and the Roman Empire, for those interested). So find out who is losing the money. My guess is the last to join the scheme.

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  41. mh says:

    Senator Thorpe said she was “pulverised by the police” for trying to tell an anti-trans protester she wasn’t welcome.

    Did Lidia Thorpe show any concern for police actions when anti-lockdown protestors were getting sprayed, kicked and bludgeoned by cops?

    Thought not.

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  42. mh says:

    SVC says:
    March 23, 2023 at 3:53 pm
    Piers Morgan says he was wrong on mandated v@cc1ne5.

    I watched one minute of that.


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  43. Shy Ted says:

    Thanks guys, I’m so off the pace with crypto despite extensive reading. But the abnormal “profits” make me highly suspicious.
    I’ll stick with cash</a
    And sending money to poor Ukr kids

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  44. Old bloke says:

    And sending money to poor Ukr kids

    If I was sending money to that particular hell-hole, there’s a bloke in Donetsk who had his house and wife blown up with an American HIMARS missile who might be more deserving.

    Ballistic Missiles & American Rockets Hammer Donetsk Russia Ukraine Warzone

    I don’t know the status of his wife, sounds like she’s lost a leg though together with other injuries. These people have been enduring these artillery and rocket attacks since 2014, hopefully the Russians clearing the Ukes out of Avdiivka will push them back out of artillery range of Donetsk City.

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  45. mh says:

    LONDON — The Bank of England on Thursday hiked interest rates by 25 basis point as it grapples with persistent high inflation against the backdrop of concerns over the banking system.

    The Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 in favor of raising the Bank rate to 4.25%, in a widely anticipated move after official data on Wednesday showed that U.K. inflation unexpectedly jumped to an annual 10.4% in February.

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  46. mh says:

    A wild show on Fox Business

    Peter Schiff and Liz Claman discuss the banking crisis and why FDIC insurance won’t help depositors unless the Fed prints more money, which will then lead to massive inflation. Recorded 3/22/23 on Fox Business Claman Countdown.

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  47. Shy Ted says:

    Now this really is interesting
    Maybe they’re all just art lovers.

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  48. JohnJJJ says:

    Tee hee
    The Poles know
    Amazing car technology
    The good old days

    Shy Ted, some of your finest work.Thank you

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  49. johanna johanna says:

    Love the Lisa toon, mh.

    Some wealthy patriot in the US should put it on billboards!

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  50. johanna johanna says:

    Some music for those so inclined. Yes was an astonishingly good and creative band, hi tech but also in tune with the masses. Here is Owner of a Lonely Heart, live:

    There is a guy called Rick Beato who analyses hits and why they succeeded (on youtube) in terms of the musical structure. His analysis of the Yes hits is very interesting – he is awed by how clever and complex their music is.

    Anyone who is interested in, or knowledgeable about, rock and pop music should check out his site.

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  51. mh says:

    Young male athletes now developing “turbo” testicular cancer – are covid “vaccines” to blame?

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  52. Shy Ted says:

    Aha! Which Pence?
    Curiouser and curiouser.

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  53. mh says:

    The singer from Yes ⬆️ has distinctive vocals that remind me of Rush

    Rush – Tom Sawyer

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  54. Shy Ted says:

    Teeth can’t lie
    They elites can’t do anything else but.

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  55. mh says:

    Mike Jones on Russian tv

    Russian Media THANK THE WESTERN PEOPLE For All Their Support For The People Of Donbass


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